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31 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Jo Burston - Businesses who win in the future, have diversity and inclusion at their core. Powerhouse CEO and founder, Jo Burston is leading the charge, converting adversaries to allies to ensure that women have a seat and a voice at the table.
Cut through the virtue war and head straight for business impact with our latest episode about diversity and inclusion in the workplace for women. Entrepreneurial powerhouse CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds & Job Capital, Jo Burston, is on a quest to improve the way that women are seen, respected, and rewarded at work. Join our hosts, Hugh Evans and Liz Wise, as they chat with Jo about the D&I issues that have been blocking change, and the immediate actions that anyone can take to create a more representative and inclusive workforce.
38 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Joseph Healy - Building a banking unicorn from a blank sheet of paper
With a 2 billion dollar market cap, Judo Bank has one goal: To be Australia's most trusted SME bank. Founder and CEO of JUDO bank, Joseph Healy told Growth Magic their different approach to banking, with less bureaucracy and a more human approach and how they are planning to stay on track in taking on the big banks. Episode notes: Introduction: Judo Bank is valued at 1.9 billion, making it one of Australia’s rare business Unicorns. Judo is a ‘challenger bank’ with a “high-touch, high-tech” model. The creator story: Co-Founders Joseph and David caught up every Friday after work for a ‘weekly download’,frustrated at the banking system they worked in. Eventually asking the question: “Why don’t we build a bank”? Purpose: Judo’s purpose is to be Australia's most trusted SME business bank. For Judo to succeed in a market dominated by giants, it has to differentiate itself, relating everything back to its purpose. Technology: Understanding there is a huge gap of customer dissatisfaction in the current banking system, the key for Judo is a modern technology banking model with a strong human face. Judo doesn't see technology ever replacing human judgment, but making things much more efficient. Customer Journey Experience: Using technology to create seamless and more human customer experiences, through specific data and efficient human judgement. Technology company or bank?: Traditional banking vs Modern banking. The main role of technology, data analytics and personnel training to create the ‘Judo Way’ a more humane and efficient approach of banking focused on SME. Value proposition: How the 4 C’s, character, capacity, capital and collateral can influence decisions. Bankers who are passionate about their business, that differentiates on the speed of decision making have the ability to be competitive. Disruptors and concerns: What are the potential disruptors and concerns of the market for an SME business bank and how the housing market could put the Australian economy at risk. Blockchain, P2P and Financial Innovation. Consequences of the relationship between the unregulated market and the banking system and how technology is helping it evolve. Conclusion: Joseph Healy’s advice to entrepreneurs and small-medium business owners looking for funding and loans
21 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Rachel Higham - the transformation pathway to a truly modern, global enterprise.
For all of you large scale transformation and culture nerds out there, this episode is for you. Join us as we speak to Rachel Higham, former MD of Technology at BT, and now Chief Information Officer at WPP, about what it takes to co-design a totally new way for 14,000 people in technology to work.
43 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Rodrigo Baggio - Bridging the divide with digital empowerment: From drug lords to drivers of social change
Today we're joined by Rodrigo Baggio - an outstanding leader who has an amazing impact on the lives of millions of young people. 25 years ago, Rodrigo created Recode to fight the digital divide. Recode delivers training in entrepreneurship and digital tools, supporting facilitators in low-income communities to reprogram their realities. Show notes: The vision for Recode - Empowering people through technology Piloting a technology centre in the most violent slum in Rio de Janeiro
29 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Jim Estill - Zero to $2Billion, and now onto creating the global courier disruptor
Jim Estill is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. He was a founding board member of Research in Motion, the creators of BlackBerry. Jim's first business was EMJ Data Systems, which listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He went on to build DaisyTek to 250 million in revenues, and while at the helm of Synnex, he took them from 800 million to 2 billion dollars in sales. Jim's new venture is called ShipperBee, the Uber of the parcel delivery world.Show notes: How Shipperbee wants to disrupt the global courier industry on the scale of Uber or Airbnb The gig economy and the trust economy - Building trust through brand experiences Legacy minded business - How the Shipperbee system looks after drivers and the environment The entrepreneurial mindset - How to scale and how to stop doing things Fail often, fail fast, fail cheap. How to experiment and stay lean Documentation, process and method - The "E-Myth" by Michael Gerber Knowing your niche - How the pandemic has impacted buying habits and how to redeploy resources Covid-19, the entrepreneur's dream, changing the face of business today and shaping the businesses of tomorrow
26 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Brian Von Herzen - The pandemic: a gateway to transforming our civilisation
Today we're joined by the incredible Brian Von Herzen, one of the loveliest guys in EnviroTech. Brian is the Founder and Executive Director of the Climate Foundation, he is the prestigious Hertz fellowship recipient and he's the founder of Cair Planes. Brian is Silicon Valley alum, an ocean scientist, an engineer and a serial entrepreneur. Cair Planes; hyperbaric therapy for Covid-19 patients Brain’s journey into climate science and marine permaculture Ocean kelp forests and seaweed farming; regenerating life in the ocean Thinking big to create climate solutions; Solving intractable problems by making them bigger Integrative thinking; finding opportunities that lie in between disciplines Kelp Coin; innovating to create longer, healthier and happier lives for all
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